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Two different outlets light up my cheap tester, but won't power a corded light fixture? Plug the light into a nearby outlet and it powers up. How does that happen?

Cheap testers have their uses, but they occasionally lie. When you get this kind of contradictory response, pull out a basic tester, like a Wiggy, to see what's really going on.

I suspect that you were getting some kind of phantom voltage lighting up your cheap tester.

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